Cuaucalli - Aztec Karate?
So this is an offshoot thread from the BJJ/Kuk Sool Won thread in the news forum.
This guy, Joseph Cantu, is teaching BJJ at the KSW school, with as of yet unspecified training under Leonardo Xavier and Royce Gracie.
From a bio:
Another bio, self-made:
Mr Cantu's awards include PKA Full Contact Competitor of the Year, Texas and Arizona Grand Champion in forms and sparring, Marine Military Academy Grand Champion, World Champion Bare Knuckle Kumite, SBDC Business of the year, Baytown Sun Reader's Choice Award, Congressional Leadership Award, NKA Top 2 schools and many more.
Joseph Cantu holds black belt degrees in several styles and is chief instructor of his own system (Cuaucalli) and curriculum, was the first to bring Kardio Kickbox and Mixed Martial Arts to the Baytown area.
Mr Cantu's knowledge, experience and professionalism in self defense and fitness is the major contributing factor in the success of TKS Martial Arts.
From his latest webpage:
Hi, my name is joseph cantu, and this is my member page here at the Action Martial Arts Magazine community.
I am from My hometown is Brownsville, TX but I reside in Baytown, TX
I am the Chief Instructor for TKS MARTIAL ARTS, LLC. My style is Cuaucalli (translation: Eagel or Warrior House of the Aztecs).
Researching Aztec culture and martial arts.
My Favorite Websites:
Devera:You've obviously put alot programs and systems in place for other schools including your martial art style Cuaucalli. What is Cuaucalli and what is the future of traditional karate?
JOSEPH: I founded Cuaucalli as a tribute and historical system to my Aztec heritage. Foremost, the the systemization of martial arts, pressure points and warfare drew my attention to promoting it's resurrection. I will be writing an article for BLACK BELT Magazine on Traditional Karate and Aztec Martial Arts.
So, he founded a system of which he is the sole instructor. Googling "CUAUCALLI" alone turns up very few links. This must be a martial art of recent vintage.
Angie: You built the TKS Curriculum including katas, student manuals and checklists for Cuaucalli. What lies ahead for the formalization of style?
JOSEPH: Cuaucalli will be out in E-book (tentative date)January 15, 2007. Waiting for my new school to open I have had plenty of time to pursue it's actual publishing and expect with the help of my new publisher to have it finally out this spring.
Devera:Are there any others schools or instructors that teach your style?
JOSEPH: NO, none, zero. I am the founder, author and chief instructor. I only recognize those training with MIND BODY & SPORT concept. There is no instructor authorized or recogized by me to teach. I will formally recognize certified black belt instructors in my book "CUAUCALLI: Aztec Martial Arts". (see Nav Link-Cuaucalli)